Sitting Service Team Leader

North Somerset Council

Sitting Service Team Leader

Would you like to be part of a dynamic and rewarding service working with children and young people with additional needs in North Somerset?

North Somerset Sitting Service is looking to recruit a passionate, enthusiastic, and organised person to become a Team Lead and be part of our small team which provides valuable services for children and young people aged 0 to 25 with a wide range of additional needs.

This work may require working some evenings and some weekends.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the leadership, planning, running, ongoing development and success of the Sitting Service which provides sitters to look after children and young people with additional needs in their homes or in the community, providing respite to parents and carers. Other work includes recruitment, induction, training, and supervision of a group of approximately 12 part time sitters and attending multi-agency meetings for the children and young people who access the service.

You will need a level 3 Childcare/Health and Social Care qualification or equivalent.

We have strong partnership working with colleagues across a range of teams including social care, children’s centres, health, and education.

Excellent communication and IT skills, flexibility, leadership and being a team player are essential for this post.

These posts are exempt under the provisions of the Rehabilitations of Offenders Act (Exceptions) Order 1975 and are subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

North Somerset Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all sections of our community regardless of age, disability, sex, race, religion, belief or sexual orientation. North Somerset Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Want to know more and apply?

For an informal discussion about this post please contact Suzanne Thorne on 07775 406579

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Job Overview
  • Hours Per Week
    22.5
  • Salary
    £28,672 pr
  • Job Category
    Health / Social care
  • Disability Confident
    Yes
Job Location